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Colorado eatery owner accused in pot case served Bush

DENVER, Colorado – The owner of a Chinese restaurant accused of laundering money from a marijuana growing ring once served food to former President George W. Bush on Air Force One.

In 2002, Bush ordered Peking duck takeout from the Thornton restaurant owned by 46-year-old Dan Tang. Two years later, Bush requested it again and Tang prepared it on the presidential plane.

Sen. Mark Udall has also been a customer at his Heaven Dragon restaurant. Its walls are decorated with photographs of Tang posing with politicians including former Gov. Bill Owens and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Authorities say Tang’s immediate family and employees spearheaded the operation.

His lawyer, Michael Axt, says he’s “hopeful and confident” the truth about the case will come out.